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6 BEST Dinner Cruises in Bangkok [2024]

Planning a memorable evening in Thailand’s most vibrant city? You won’t have to do any work with these spectacular dinner cruises in Bangkok. Check them out!

Bangkok, the buzzing heart of Thailand, offers a dazzling array of experiences that cater to absolutely all tastes. Everything from crazy all-night parties to incredible cultural visits is within reach in the grand capital.

Image of a cruise in the Chao Phraya River, with Wat Arun temple in the background at dusk, inserted in a post about dinner cruises in Bangkok

Among its many attractions, dinner cruises along the Chao Phraya River stand out. They not only treat you to a delectable Thai meal, but offer a memorable experience as you glide past lit-up landmarks in a gorgeous vessel.

In this guide you’ll find what I deem the unmistakable best dinner cruises in Bangkok. They all promise a unique evening regardless of your budget or special occasion. In my opinion, it’s one of the best things to do in Bangkok!

Let’s embark on a culinary journey where the flavors of Thailand meet the glittering Bangkok skyline. 

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In a rush? These are the best tours?

THE BEST TOUR Manohra Luxurious Dinner Cruise
BUDGET CRUISE River Dinner Cruise on the Chao Phraya Princess

OUR PICK: The BEST Dinner Cruise in Bangkok

Step aboard the Manohra Luxurious Dinner Cruise and set sail in a beautifully restored rice barge. It’s a unique Bangkok evening adventure!

Glide down the Chao Phraya River while gazing at illuminated landmarks like Wat Arun and the Grand Palace. You’ll also have a chance to discover how Thai people live by the river. 

Sit down for a delectable 4-course Thai dinner, which consists of an appetizer, coconut soup, green curry, and a sweet dessert. Plus, a free flow of soft drinks!

Make the most of the intimate ambiance as the vessel can only accommodate small groups. A taste of Thailand’s best awaits you on this spectacular dinner cruise.

Read what the reviews say

”What a wonderful way to spend our last evening in this beautiful country! The boat was lovely and was set up so beautifully. The staff were all very kind and friendly and the food was amazing! We could not have enjoyed it more. I highly recommend this dinner cruise!”

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This tour includes: A cruise, dinner, soft drinks, and all taxes and fees. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Another Luxury Dinner Cruise in Bangkok, Thailand

Treat yourself and a loved one to a memorable evening with this Saffron Luxury Dinner Cruise on the River of Kings. Indulge in a delectable 4-course Thai set dinner and petit four, paired with a welcome drink. All the while, live performers will provide entertainment. 

The cruise will take you past some of Bangkok’s most iconic landmarks, including the dazzling ICONSIAM, Wat Arun, and the Grand Palace.

Glide under the Rama VIII Bridge, a modern marvel, and catch a glimpse of the historic Phra Sumen Fort before returning to the shore.

This tour includes: A night cruise, a 4-course meal, a welcome drink, and live entertainment. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

The BEST Bangkok Dinner Cruises on a Budget

▶️ Sail along the river on a spectacular Chao Phraya Princess Dinner Cruise in Bangkok without breaking the bank. The tour takes place in the evening, when the city is lit up for the night, and includes a scrumptious gourmet buffet dinner onboard. 

You’ll be gliding down the Chao Phraya Princess, witnessing the city’s temples and historic sites glow. A live band will be playing hits from the 80s and 90s during the cruise.

This tour includes: A cruise, a buffet dinner, and live music. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ Join this Wonderful Pearl Dinner Cruise in Bangkok for unique views of the city’s skyline thanks to its grand 360-degree deck. Catch all the angles of the beautiful passing scenery during the 2-hour cruise. Then, sit down to feast on a buffet dinner featuring dishes from all over the world.

Enjoy live music, and keep your eye out to avoid missing iconic spots such as the Temple of Dawn, the Grand Palace, and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. 

The cruise is accessible, offering facilities for wheelchair users.

This tour includes: A 2-hour luxury cruise, a buffet dinner, and live music. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ Cruise down the Chao Phraya River in style with this Luxury Alangka Buffet Dinner Cruise in Bangkok With Live Music. As the sun sets, iconic landmarks like the Grand Palace and Wat Arun light up, offering a magnificent sight. 

Take in the glittering cityscape as you glide down the river, feating on Thai delights like tom yum goong, pad thai, and sweet & sour. Live singers set the mood, and traditional Thai dance adds to the allure. 

This Bangkok dinner cruise on the Chao Phraya River includes: Cruise, live music, a buffet dinner, and beverages. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ Check out this affordable 2-Hour Bangkok River Cruise Dinner with Shows on White Orchid. You’ll board a magnificent vessel, and sit down to relish delicious international cuisine from a buffet.  

Live music and a mesmerizing cabaret show will take place, but don’t let all your attention be stolen by the performances (as hard as that may be!)

As you cruise the Chao Phraya River, you’ll get to admire Bangkok’s iconic sights, passing by landmarks such as the Grand Palace, Wat Pho, and the Temple of Dawn. The open-air deck offers 360-degree views to take it all in!   

This white orchid dinner cruise in Bangkok includes: A 2-hour cruise, a buffet dinner, live shows, and a welcome drink. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Dinner Cruises in Bangkok FAQs

How much is the dinner cruise ticket in Bangkok? 

Dinner cruises in Bangkok vary in price, depending on the experience you choose. You’ll find affordable dinner cruises for around $20, and luxury options for over $100. 

Which cruise is best in Bangkok? 

I believe that the best dinner cruises in Bangkok are these below: 
Luxurious Manohra Dinner Cruise in Bangkok
Saffron Luxury Dinner Cruise on the River of Kings
Bangkok: River Dinner Cruise on the Chao Phraya Princess

Is Chao Phraya dinner cruise worth it? 

In my opinion, a dinner cruise in Bangkok is absolutely worth it, especially if you’re traveling with your loved ones and looking forward to a memorable evening. You’ll dine on scrumptious dishes, listen to live music, and enjoy the sights of a lit-up Bangkok from the water. 

How much is the Saffron Cruise by Banyan Tree Bangkok?

The Saffron Luxury Dinner Cruise Bangkok costs around $100 at the time of writing.

Is there a private dinner cruise Bangkok?

Dinner cruises along the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok are not private, but you can join one of the luxury experiences that ensure an intimate and enjoyable journey. These are some of the best:
Luxurious Manohra Dinner Cruise in Bangkok
Saffron Luxury Dinner Cruise on the River of Kings

What’s the difference between a sunset dinner cruise in Bangkok and a dinner cruise?

Dinner cruises take place after sunset, allowing you to see the city skyline lit up for the night. They also include a scrumptious, usually multi-course dinner, while sunset tours tend to be shorter and without a meal.

  • Stefania Guglielmi

    Stefania Guglielmi is the founder of Every Steph. Originally from Bologna, Italy, she's been traveling full-time since 2016 and has visited over 50 countries across 6 continents. She believes sustainable travel and luxury travel can go hand in hand and has been advocating for responsible tourism since 2014. Stefania's advice and travel experiences have been featured in important publications such as Business Insider, Refinery29, and Yahoo Money.